Jackson Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Jackson Community Foundation benefits Jackson, Minnesota.

Mission Statement 

To provide the financial capital that will help facilitate and maintain the community vision statement, which is: Jackson is a welcoming community that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for all ages, values its youth, celebrates cultural diversity, and experiences and nurtures a learning environment. The community of Jackson capitalizes on the interstate to expand its manufacturing, ag services, and emerging technologies base, and to attract people to its vibrant downtown and unique attractions.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $60,988

Fiscal Year 2016 Grantmaking 

Awarded grants totaling $4,867, including:

Assembly of God Church to purchase food to put in the F.A.S.T.Jackson Food Shelf Christmas Baskets

City of Jackson to:

  • help the Chamber of Commerce cover the cost of renting inflatables for the carnival at Town and County Days
  • purchase one Expression Swing to be installed at Dumont Park
  • purchase Memorial Park story boards

Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services to purchase diapers for an early intervention program for families and young children

Jackson Center for the Arts, Inc.to support art classes for children and adults, gallery space for exhibits and shows by local artists and space for small programs and concerts

Jackson County Food 4 Kids, Inc.to purchase food to be distributed to students enrolled in the Back Pack Program

Jackson County Public Library to purchase a ceiling mounted interactive projector for the Jackson Library meeting room

Rhythm of the River for 3 children’s bands and an interactive drum workshop for all ages during the festival

Local Contact Information   

Jackson Community Foundation
PO Box 91
Jackson, MN 56143
Telephone: (507) 847-5578
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Board Members   

  • Rosanne Navesen, Chair
  • LaVonne Reif, Treasurer
  • Tracy Asa
  • Eileen Cushman
  • Steve Dekok
  • Richard Koch
  • Eileen Cushman
  • Dave Schmidt

 Family of Funds 

  • Friends of the Jackson County Library Fund
  • Jackson County Central Education Foundation Fund
  • Kristi Elaine Teigen Memorial Scholarship Fund
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